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Sankofa : African American perspectives on race and culture in US doctoral education

Pamela Felder Small (Editor), Marco J. Barker (Editor), Marybeth Gasman (Editor)
"Sankofa: African American Perspectives on Race and Culture in US Doctoral Education reexamines doctoral education through the lens of African American and black experiences. Drawing on the African Diasporic legacy of Sankofa and the notion that "it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten," the editors and authors "go back" to address legacies of exclusion in higher education, and take care to center and honor the contributions of historically marginalized doctoral students past, present, and future. Whereas earlier studies focused largely on socialization, departmental norms, and statistical portraits of doctoral degree attachment, Sankofa illuminates the ways African American students encounter, navigate, and make sense of their doctoral experiences and especially the impact of race and culture on those experiences. Individual chapters look at STEM programs, the intersections of race and gender, the role of HBCUs, and students' relationships with faculty and advisors. Amid growing diversity across programs and institutions, Sankofa provides a critical model for applying culturally based frameworks in educational research, as well as practical strategies for better understanding and responding to the needs of students of color in predominantly white contexts"-- Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2020
SUNY Press, Albany, 2020
1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
9781438478012, 1438478011
Print version:
Understanding race, culture, and the doctorate / Pamela Felder
Programmatic efforts and the black doctoral experience in education : a literature review / Pamela Felder, Girvin Liggans, Fanuel Chirombo, and Sydney Freeman, Jr
Resistance narratives : counterstories of two black women doctoral students / Varaxy Yi and Delma Ramos
Demystifying the monolithic black male mystique : advancing a research agenda on black men in engineering graduate programs / Brian A. Burt
Being one of few : examining black biomedical PhDs' training experiences and career development through a campus racial climate lens / Kimberly A. Griffin, Kenneth D. Gibbs, Jr. and Shelvia English
From firm foundations to where? : understanding the role of HBCUs in African American PhD student commitment / Pamela F. Felder and Carmen McCallum
Rethinking engagement : examining the role of faculty-student interactions and black doctoral student success at HBCUs / Tiffany Fountaine Boykin
Double consciousness : exploring black and doctoral student identity within cross-race advising relationships / Marco J. Barker and C. Ellen Washington